Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

The USDA Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, better known as CREP, will provide up to $240 million in federal and state funding statewide to help landowners reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and, at the same time, provide for improved wildlife habitat. In Winnebago County, this could mean roughly $3.5 million available to landowners to enroll an estimated 1,600 acres of cropland into the program. Up to 100,000 acres may be enrolled across the state. To view a map showing potential CREP areas in Winnebago County, follow the map link: CREP Map.